A tablespoon of cacao nibs (I grind them when I get them and store them in a container)
A splash of date syrup (see recipe)
8 ounces of your favorite milk (almond for me!)
2 ice cubes
Blend! Chug! Be alert! You can get crazy with this basic recipe. Add extra cacao if you are in a serious slump. Add a teensy bit of vanilla extract, maple extract or mint extract for some POW!. Throw in a banana and a teaspoon of almond butter. Maybe a dash of cinnamon and nutmeg is more your style. Heat it up (without the ice cubes) for a hot cocoa with a punch.
Cacao nibs have an OBSENE amount of antioxidants. They are full of magnesium, neurotransmitters that make you happy, and dieters swear by their "losing weight" power. If you don't do well with caffeine, you may want to hold off on these stimulating pieces of yum.
Site on the health benefits of cacao nibs: http://www.naturalnews.com/022610.html